Top 70 Brexit-Proof Players

The United Kingdom will be leaving the European Union in the future and that could have some effect on Football Manager. While the real-world implications of 'Brexit' remain unclear for the football world, Sports Interactive has jumped in, creating multiple possible scenarios in Football Manager 2017. According to Miles Jacobson (director at SI Games and one of the founding fathers of Football Manager) there are three main scenarios for Brexit in your game, but the finer details within these three main choices can vary as well. In some saves Scotland will leave the UK, in others multiple countries may decide to leave. The type of Brexit you will get will be different in every save you play, but here are the three main scenarios:



If you are lucky enough, the United Kingdom will leave the European Union without any changes to the Work Permit system. This means players from the European Union can be signed without applying for a Work Permit, while players from outside the European Union would still need to go through the application process.



Footballers are granted the same special exemptions that are currently given to ‘entertainers’. This means it is easier for them to obtain work permits than other people, and it will not have a huge impact on movement from players in the European Union.



The hardest possible option for your game is a Brexit where similar rules to those which currently apply to non-EU players are adopted for all non-United Kingdom players. That means that a German, French or Spanish player will have to meet the same requirements as a player from Brazil or Argentina to be allowed to play in the United Kingdom.





Lucky for you, has been searching the database of Football Manager 2017 and has come up with a list full of Brexit-proof players. So, if you're getting anxious about a possibly more severe Brexit outcome, you could lower the risk by signing some of the players on this list.


To create the list we have selected only the best available players under the age of 23. These players all have a Potential Ability of at least 150 or -8 and higher. The players on this list all have the potential to become World Class and some of them are already considered to be World Class. So, if you want to create an unbeatable team full of players from the UK, this is the list to use as your shortlist!


* Players marked with a * have been added to our Player Database. Click their names to see their development over 10 years in FM17.


Name Club Age Position
Jordon Ibe 600.png AFC Bournemouth 20 M (R), AM (RL)
Lewis Cook * 600.png AFC Bournemouth 19 DM, M (C)
Tyrone Mings 600.png AFC Bournemouth 23 D (L)
Calum Chambers 602.png Arsenal 21 D (RC)
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 602.png Arsenal 22 AM (RL)
Reiss Nelson * 602.png Arsenal 16 AM (RL)
Andre Green 603.png Aston Villa 18 M (L), AM (RL)
Jack Grealish 603.png Aston Villa 20 M (RL), AM (RLC)
Joe Rankin-Costello 612.png Blackburn Rovers 17 D (RC), M/AM (RLC)
Rico Henry 617.png Brentford 19 D/WB (L)
Keiran Tierney 1569.png Celtic 19 D (L)
Lewis Baker 630.png Chelsea 21 DM, M (C), AM (RLC)
Ruben Loftus-Cheek 630.png Chelsea 20 DM, M/AM (C)
Tammy Abraham 630.png Chelsea 18 AM (R), ST (C)
Trevoh Chalobah * 630.png Chelsea 17 D (RLC), WB (RL)
Dujon Sterling 630.png Chelsea 16 D (RC), WB/M/AM (R)
Dominic Solanke 630.png Chelsea 18 AM (RL), ST (C)
Jay Dasilva 630.png Chelsea 18 D/AM (L)
Nathaniel Chalobah * 630.png Chelsea 21 D (C), DM, M (C)
Will Hughes * 645.png Derby County 21 DM, M/AM (C)
Brendan Galloway 650.png Everton 20 D (LC), DM
Ross Barkley * 650.png Everton 22 M/AM (C)
Ryan Sessegnon 654.png Fulham 16 D/M/AM (L)
Jordan Williams 664.png Huddersfield Town 16 D (RLC)
Andrew Robertson 665.png Hull City 22 D/WB (L)
Teddy Bishop 667.png Ipswich Town 20 M (C)
Andre Dozzell 667.png Ipswich Town 17 M / AM (C)
Ben Chilwell 673.png Leicester City 19 D (LC), WB (L)
Demarai Gray 673.png Leicester City 20 M/AM (RL)
Andre Wisdom 676.png Liverpool 23 D (RC)
Sheyi Ojo 676.png Liverpool 19 M (L), AM (RL)
Cameron Brannagan 676.png Liverpool 20 M/AM (C)
Ryan Kent 676.png Liverpool 19 M (RL), AM (RLC)
Adam Phillips 676.png Liverpool 18 DM, M/AM (C)
Trent Alexander-Arnold 676.png Liverpool 17 D/WB (R), DM, M (RC)
Joe Gomez 676.png Liverpool 19 D (RLC)
Ben Woodburn * 676.png Liverpool 16 AM (RL), ST (C)
Danny Ward 676.png Liverpool 23 GK
Jon Flanagan 676.png Liverpool 23 D (RL)
Patrick Roberts 679.png Manchester City 19 M (RL ), AM (RLC)
Jadon Sancho 679.png Manchester City 16 M (L ), AM (LC), ST (C)
Tosin Adarabioyo 679.png Manchester City 18 D (C)
Phil Foden 679.png Manchester City 16 AM (RLC)
Ian Carlo Poveda 679.png Manchester City 16 AM (C)
Raheem Sterling * 679.png Manchester City 21 M (L), AM (RLC), ST (C)
John Stones * 679.png Manchester City 22 D (RC)
Angel Gomes * 680.png Manchester United 15 M (RL), AM (RLC)
Callum Gribbin 680.png Manchester United 17 M (C), AM (RC)
Ro-Shaun Williams 680.png Manchester United 17 D (C)
Cameron Borthwick-Jackson 680.png Manchester United 19 D (LC)
Marcus Rashford 680.png Manchester United 18 AM (L), ST (C)
James Wilson 680.png Manchester United 20 ST (C)
Luke Shaw * 680.png Manchester United 21 D/WB (L)
Jesse Lingard * 680.png Manchester United 23 M (RL), AM (RLC)
Harry Chapman 685.png Middlesbrough 18 M (RL), AM (RLC), ST (C)
Jordan Rossiter 1570.png Rangers 19 DM, M (C)
Oliver Burke 1570.png RB Leipzig 19 DM, M (C)
Joe Wildsmith 709.png Sheffield Wednesday 20 GK
Matthew Targett 713.png Southampton 20 D/WB (L)
Callum Slattery 713.png Southampton 17 M (C)
Harrison Reed 713.png Southampton 21 DM, M (C)
James Ward-Prowse 713.png Southampton 21 M/ AM (RC)
Nathan Redmond 713.png Southampton 22 M/AM (RL), ST (C)
Jack Butland 721.png Stoke City 23 GK
Jordan Pickford 722.png Sunderland 22 GK
Joshua Onomah 728.png Tottenham Hotspur 19 M/AM (C)
Marcus Edwards 728.png Tottenham Hotspur 17 AM (RLC)
Kyle Walker-Peters 728.png Tottenham Hotspur 19 D (RL)
Ben Davies 728.png Tottenham Hotspur 23 D (L)
Dele Alli * 728.png Tottenham Hotspur 20 M/AM (C)
Eric Dier * 728.png Tottenham Hotspur 22 D (RC), DM, M (C)
Harry Kane * 728.png Tottenham Hotspur 23 ST (C)
Dennon Lewis 732.png Watford 19 WB/M/AM (R), ST (C)
Tommie Hoban 732.png Watford 22 D (LC)
Jonathan Leko 734.png West Bromwich Albion 17 AM (RL), ST (C)
Tyler Roberts 734.png West Bromwich Albion 17 AM (RL), ST (C)
Saido Berahino 734.png West Bromwich Albion 22 M (R), AM (RC), ST (C)
Reece Oxford 734.png West Ham United 17 D (C), DM
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I have some others players for the list, they are not all futur worldclass player but they are good team players, at least in my Burnley save :

Morgan Gibbs-White from Wolves

Tony Gallacher from Falkirk

John McGinn from Hibernian

Jai Quitongo from Morton

Adam Frizzell from Kilmarnock

Nathan Smith from Port Vale

John Souttar from Motherwell

Jermaine Anderson from Peterborough

Bradley Dack from Gilligham

Isaiah Brown from Chelsea 






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